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To: Sarajevo

Are your plants in pots or in the ground?

I have a small raised garden. The plants are in the ground.
Our soil is so poor that I treat my garden like a compost pile. Everything goes into stuff, I brought grass clippings from our previous residence, a bail of alfalfa, ashes, sand, potting soil, manure, tomatoe fertilizer... The plants improved this spring...90+ degrees in March...when I mulched with straw.
Again, it’s shaded with camoflage netting.
When I pulled out my dead tomatoe the ground was moist.
I guess it’s just too blooming hot!
Hopefully, these two plants will survive until cooler weather, and get a late crop.
So much for living off the land...
I read that tumble weed is edible...
Frustrating to see everything get a good start and then just go into survival mode!

41 posted on 06/30/2012 11:07:50 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: WestwardHo
Hmmm - I'm at a loss. I grow tomatoes in a raised bed also. 1 plant, a Black Krim, is over 6ft tall and full of fruit. Even my hydroponic tomatoes are producing, and they are in a greenhouse that regularly spikes to over 100F, but the roots are kept cool in the water flow.

I have several tomato plants in pots. I keep the pots shaded and the plants are well watered keep them from growing long and leggy.

43 posted on 06/30/2012 12:45:09 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Ever notice that when a beggar gets a donation, they immediately put their hand out for more.)
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